Priya Bhavani Shankar

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Priya Bhavani Shankar
Priya Bhavani in 2019
Born
Sathyapriya Bhavani Shankar

(1989-12-31) 31 December 1989 (age 34)
EducationB.Tech, MBA
Occupations
  • Actress
  • television presenter
Years active2011–present
PartnerRajvel Raj[1]

Sathyapriya Bhavani Shankar (born 31 December 1989) known professionally as Priya Bhavani Shankar, is an Indian actress and former television presenter who primarily appears in Tamil and Telugu films.[2][3]

Priya Bhavani made her acting debut with the television show Kalyanam Mudhal Kadhal Varai (2014-2016), which won her the Vijay Television Award for Best Find of the Year. She started her film career with the commercially successful Tamil film Meyaadha Maan (2017).[4] She has since appeared in successful films such as Kadaikutty Singam (2018), Monster (2019), Mafia: Chapter 1, Yaanai (2022), Thiruchitrambalam (2022) and Pathu Thala (2023). For Kadaikutty Singam, she received Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil nomination.[5]

Career[edit]

Her first recognition was as a television news presenter at the Tamil news channel Puthiya Thalaimurai.[6] She also worked as a serial actress in Star Vijay Television's Kalyanam Mudhal Kadhal Varai.[2] In 2017, she made her film debut with Meyaadha Maan opposite Vaibhav Reddy, for which she was nominated for a SIIMA Award for Best Female Debutant.[7]

The following year, Priya appeared in Kadaikutty Singam alongside Karthi.[8] In 2019, she starred in Monster alongside S. J. Suryah.[9] In 2020 she was seen in Mafia: Chapter 1.[10] She also appeared in the Amazon Prime web series Time Enna Boss!?.[11] In 2021, she starred in the multi-starrer Kalathil Sandhippom alongside Jiiva and Arulnithi, Kasada Thapara alongside Sundeep Kishan, and Oh Manapenne! alongside Harish Kalyan.

As of 2022, her projects include Yaanai alongside Arun Vijay, Kuruthi Aattam opposite Atharvaa, Bommai with S. J. Suryah for the second time, and Hostel opposite Ashok Selvan.[12][13] She is also starring in Indian 2 which is set to release in 2024.[14]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Key
Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2017 Meyaadha Maan S. Madhumitha [15]
2018 Kadaikutty Singam Poompozhil "Chellamma" [16]
2019 Monster Meghala [17]
2020 Mafia: Chapter 1 Sathya [18]
2021 Kalathil Santhippom Sofia [19]
Kasada Tabara Kanmani Segment: "Thappattam" [20]
Oh Manapenne! Shruthi [13]
Blood Money Rachel Victor [21]
2022 Hostel Adhirshtalakshmi [22]
Yaanai Jebamalar [23]
Kuruthi Aattam Vennila [12]
Thiruchitrambalam Ranjani [24]
2023 Kalyanam Kamaneeyam Shruthi Telugu film [25]
Agilan Madhavi [26]
Pathu Thala Leela Thompson [27]
Rudhran Ananya [28]
Bommai Nandhini [29]
2024 Bhimaa Paari Telugu film [30]
Rathnam Malliga [31]
Zebra Swathi Post-production; Telugu film [32]
Indian 2 TBA Post-production [14]
Demonte Colony 2 TBA Post-production [33]

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2020 Time Enna Boss!? Dr. Bharathi [11]
2022 Victim Pavithra Segment: "Mirrage" [34]
2023 Dhootha Priya Avudhuri Telugu series [35]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Ref.
2011–2014 News News presenter
2014–2016 Kalyanam Mudhal Kadhal Varai Priya Arjun [36]
2015 Jodi No.1 Host [37]
Filmfare Awards South
2015 – 2016 Super Singer 5
2016 Kings of Dance

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2015 Vijay Television Awards Best Find of the Year Kalyanam Mudhal Kadhal Varai Won [38]
2017 Favourite Actor – Female Nominated [39]
2018 South Indian International Movie Awards Best Female Debut – Tamil Meyaadha Maan Nominated [40]
2019 Filmfare Awards South Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil Kadaikutty Singam Nominated [41]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b Subhakeerthana, S (29 October 2017). "I'm not heroine-material: Priya Bhavani". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 8 February 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Priya Bhavani Shankar confirmed for Karthi's project". Cinema Express. Archived from the original on 16 February 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  4. ^ "I'm not heroine-material: Priya Bhavani Shankar". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Priya Bhavani Shankar to star in Raghava Lawrence's Rudhran". India Today. 31 December 2020. Archived from the original on 2 June 2021. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  6. ^ Mejel, Prince (8 January 2017). "Famous TV actress Priya Bhavani Shankar's debut". Currently Globally. Archived from the original on 16 February 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  7. ^ Vishwanathan, Akshara (22 October 2017). "Madhu Recreated As Meyadha Maan: Short Film To Cinema & Small Screen To Big Screen". The Guindy Times. Archived from the original on 16 February 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Priya Bhavani Shankar confirmed for Karthi's project". Cinema Express. 10 November 2017. Archived from the original on 16 February 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  9. ^ "SJ Suryah, Priya in a monster film that will make you laugh". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 6 October 2018. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  10. ^ Menon, Thinkal. "Mafia: Chapter 1 Movie Review : The way the film ends makes us eagerly wait for the next chapter". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 3 December 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  11. ^ a b "Time Enna Boss trailer: A fun Tamil series about time travel". The Indian Express. 15 September 2020. Archived from the original on 19 September 2020. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  12. ^ a b "Priya Bhavani Shankar completes dubbing for 'Kuruthi Attam'". Times of India. 4 June 2020. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  13. ^ a b "'Pelli Choopulu' Tamil remake shooting wrapped up". The News Minute. 27 February 2020. Archived from the original on 2 July 2020. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  14. ^ a b "Priya Bhavani Shankar confirms her presence in 'Indian 2'". The Times of India. 6 August 2019. ISSN 0971-8257. Archived from the original on 8 June 2023. Retrieved 8 June 2023.
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  16. ^ "Kadai Kutty Singam (Aka) Kadai Kutti Singam review". 13 July 2018. Archived from the original on 28 February 2023. Retrieved 28 February 2023.
  17. ^ "Here comes the Monster". Deccan Chronicle. 2 October 2018. Archived from the original on 6 October 2018. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  18. ^ Lakshmi, V. "Mafia will be a high-octane gangster drama: Karthick Naren". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 7 July 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  19. ^ "Kalathil Sandhippom first look: Jiiva and Arulnithi team up for the first time". Cinema Express. 4 August 2019. Archived from the original on 5 August 2019. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  20. ^ "Kasada Tabara review: An engaging anthology". Sify. 27 August 2021. Archived from the original on 27 August 2021. Retrieved 27 August 2021.
  21. ^ "Priya Bhavani Shankar to star in Sarjun's mystery thriller with Shirish as co-star". The Times of India. 5 April 2021. Archived from the original on 5 April 2021. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  22. ^ "Ashok Selvan-Priya Bhavani Shankar film titled Hostel". India Today. 10 March 2021. Archived from the original on 13 January 2022. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  23. ^ "Arun Vijay's AV33 with director Hari titled Yaanai". The Times of India. 9 September 2021. Archived from the original on 27 November 2021. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  24. ^ "Thiruchitrambalam: After Raashii Khanna, meet Priya Bhavani Shankar's character Ranjani from Dhanush's next | PINKVILLA". www.pinkvilla.com. 10 June 2022. Archived from the original on 22 August 2022. Retrieved 22 August 2022.
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  26. ^ "Jayam Ravi and Kalyan's next 'JR 28' starts rolling". The Times of India. 10 September 2021. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  27. ^ "Priya Bhavani Shankar wraps up dubbing for Pathu Thala". CinemaExpress. Archived from the original on 3 January 2023. Retrieved 3 January 2023.
  28. ^ "Raghava Lawrence and Priya Bhavani Shankar kickstart Rudhran shoot". Zoom TV Entertainment. 21 January 2021. Archived from the original on 13 February 2021. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  29. ^ "SJ Suryah and Priya Bhavani Shankar's Bommai to release on THIS date". www.ottplay.com. Archived from the original on 8 June 2023. Retrieved 8 June 2023.
  30. ^ "Priya Bhavani Shankar and Malvika Sharma join forces with Gopichand in his 31st film 'Bhimaa'". The Times of India. 11 August 2023. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 12 August 2023.
  31. ^ "Vishal's film with director Hari titled 'Rathnam'". The Times of India. 1 December 2023. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 2 December 2023.
  32. ^ "Satyadev-Daali Dhananjaya's next titled Zebra". CinemaExpress. Archived from the original on 28 March 2023. Retrieved 9 June 2023.
  33. ^ "Demonte Colony 2 wrapped, makers unveil intriguing BTS video featuring Arulnithi and Priya Bhavani Shankar". www.ottplay.com. Retrieved 10 July 2023.
  34. ^ "Trailer Out For Tamil Anthology 'Victim' Helmed By Four Top Directors". Outlook India. 19 July 2022. Archived from the original on 22 July 2022. Retrieved 1 August 2022.
  35. ^ "Parvathy and Priya Bhavani Shankar join Naga Chaitanya in series 'Dootha'". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 24 July 2022. Retrieved 24 July 2022.
  36. ^ "Kalyanam Mudhal Kadhal Varai on Vijay TV". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 3 August 2017. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  37. ^ Subhakeerthana, S (26 July 2015). "I can never replace Divyadarshini: Priya Bhavani Shankar". Deccan Chronicle. Archived from the original on 16 February 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  38. ^ "Vijay Television Awards 2015 on September 19". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  39. ^ "Vijay Television Awards 2017: Watch Vijay Awards at 3 pm today". The Times of India. The Times of India. 21 May 2017. Archived from the original on 10 August 2017. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
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  41. ^ "Nominations for the 66th Filmfare Awards (South) 2019". Filmfare. 13 December 2019. Retrieved 13 December 2019.

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